For 1,302 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Shawn Levy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Dahmer
Lowest review score: 0 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
Score distribution:
1,302 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's raw, visceral stuff that precious few movies are capable of equaling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Anderson delivers a satisfyingly quirky, cinematically masterful valentine that contains more seeds of truth about the human heart than a hundred big fat Greek comedies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a film of sneaky power, peculiar delights and, finally, the ability to dazzle.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    In an unassuming way, the film sizzles -- a perfect embodiment, as it happens, of the marriage of the bad man and the man of letters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Leconte's signature on the film alone makes it worth seeing.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is grand, inspiring entertainment of a sort that Hollywood aspires to and rarely achieves.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Recoing's performance is chillingly low-key -- sometimes you can swear that he believes his own fictions -- and Livrozet, making his film debut, has a perfect long-in-the-tooth charm.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Possesses a tone that wobbles masterfully between whimsy, dread, affection and horror, building on rich performances and an understated showiness to cast a queer and tingly spell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Watching this tender little movie with its teasing humor, its deeply felt performances and its focus on slight moments rather than gigantic sea changes is like hearing a tasteful sonata instead of the usual vulgar symphony that the cinema offers up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Don't go if "Star Wars" isn't your bag: You'll only resist and resent it. But if you're a fan, it's hard to see how you'd be disappointed. Me? I can't wait for May 2005. "Episode III": Hot diggity!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Bouncing giddily from subplot to subplot and wisecrack to wisecrack, Mamet and company (and this is one of the truest ensemble works in years) satirize the slippery morals of the film racket and the surface-only decency of small town America.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Thoroughly unique work of art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is harsh and acid stuff, but it's exhilarating on a number of counts. For one thing, Jenkins moves with real authority between scenes of low life, tender intimacy and gripping violence; made on the cheap, her film has the iron certainty of the best art.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's the most charming and buoyant film Spielberg's ever made.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a movie about having a sibling and all of the pain, joy, love and anxiety that that entails: a movie, in other words, for almost everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's as full a movie as you can imagine -- exhausting and exhilarating and continually fascinating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Phantom may not be the best entry in the series, but it's the most technically accomplished, and it makes you as hungry for the next film as you've been for this one.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Exciting spectacle of a master director reining in his abilities to create a work that is etched in acid, burnished in smoke.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    So filled with riches that it seems a bit unfair to single out Szabo and Fiennes, no matter how outstanding their work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    We laugh, yes, but we're touched, too, a delicate balance that the film manages again and again, right through to its bittersweet conclusion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A hard and bright and tough film in all the best ways.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    One of the best children's movies in years. Spunky, inventive and filled with life and wonder.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    A pure, sweet romance that moves along with bouncy comedy and a touch of grown-up realism and rue.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a film in which complex issues are boiled down to human essences, not so much simplified as dramatized in the very best way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    The exquisitely exact photography and sound design represent the highest level of craft of Van Sant's career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    It's a wonderfully crafted work, handsome, lively, stirring and utterly convincing in its depiction of the perils and thrills of sea life. But I'm not sure that my personal enthusiasm for it will translate entirely for viewers whose favorite movie about the high seas is, for perfectly good reasons, "Pirates of the Caribbean."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    With its sweet soul and sharp mind, it's one of the most heartening films of the year.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    Wide-eyed, deadpan and, more often than not, note-perfect.
    • Portland Oregonian
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    This is a first-class film that will appeal to anyone who wants to see a plausible, witty, absorbing human story told well -- indeed, told gorgeously.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Shawn Levy
    All you could hope for from a summer movie: dazzling action, jaw-dropping effects, cool clothes, steamy romance and more of the nifty "Matrix" mythology introduced in the 1999 original.

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